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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Setlist: Pink, RDS Dublin, 17 June 2010

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Pink came back to Ireland for yet another date on her endless Funhouse tour. This time it was the Summer Carnival leg of the tour, having played the O2 a number of times in the past year. She was enamoured with Dublin once again, praising the Dunbrody House Hotel in Arthurstown on her twitter, as well as having this to say once the gig itself was over (all [sic]): "Oh dublin. My drunk fun consistent lover. I have always loved your spirit and I still do. We made tonight our bitch. TANKS!"


Get the Party Started intro
Ave Mary A
Who Knew
Bad Influence
Please Don't Leave Me
I'm Not Dead
My Generation/Basket Case
I Don't Believe You

Dear Mr President
What's Up
Just Like a Pill
Try Too Hard
U and Ur Hand
Leave Me Alone
So What

Watch Pink singing 'Dear Mr President' live at the RDS, Dublin:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Stream: The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots new album promises to be something special. It features brilliant, inspired samples, as well as guest performances from a range of acts. You can stream 90 second samples of all the tunes below, including the brilliant Monsters of Folk sampling 'Dear God 2.0' and their take on Joanna Newsom with 'Right On'. the album comes out on Tuesday in the US.

1. "A Peace of Light" (feat. Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian & Haley Dekle of Dirty Projectors) 1:50
2. "Walk Alone" (feat. Truck North, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw) 3:55
3. "Dear God 2.0" (feat. Monsters of Folk) 3:59
4. "Radio Daze" (feat. Blu, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw) 4:16
5. "Now Or Never" (feat. Phonte & Dice Raw) 4:34
6. "How I Got Over" (feat. Dice Raw) 3:36
7. "DillaTUDE (The Flight of Titus)" 0:42
8. "The Day" (feat. Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash) 3:44
9. "Right On" (feat. Joanna Newsom & STS) 3:36
10. "Doin' It Again" (feat. John Legend) 2:24
11. "The Fire" (feat. John Legend) 3:41
12. "Tunnel Vision" 0:40
13. "Web 20/20" (feat. Peedi Peedi & Truck North) 2:46
14. "Hustla" (feat. STS) 2:56

Download: Jill Andrews - A Little Less

Former Everybodyfields singer Jill Andrews is set to release her debut solo album this year. She came out with a self-titled EP last year, which was extremely impressive (better than anything by her previous band, in my opinion). She recorded a live session for HearYa which was posted yesterday, and played a new, unheard song which could be from said upcoming debut record.

A Little Less
Sweetest in the Morning
These Words
Worth Keeping

Jill Andrews - 'A Little Less'

Full Show/More info:

Watch 'A Little Less':

Album News: Eels - Tomorrow Morning

Mister E must be the most prolific artist around, it seems every month I'm posting news of a new Eels album. The latest of which is Tomorrow Morning. It's due out on August 24th and ends the trilogy of albums that started with El Hombre Loco. End Times was a pretty good album, so hopefully part 3 of 3 can keep the trend going.

01 “In Gratitude For This Magnificent Day”
02 “I’m A Hummingbird”
03 “The Morning”
04 “Baby Loves Me”
05 “Spectacular Girl”
06 “What I Have to Offer”
07 “This Is Where It Gets Good”
08 “After The Earthquake”
09. “Oh So Lovely”
10 “The Man”
11 “Looking Up”
12 “That’s Not Her Way”
13 “I Like the Way This Is Going”
14 “Mystery Of Life”

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Album Review: The Drums - Self-titled

The Drums - The Drums

It would be easy to write-off the Drums as yet another throwback pop band. However, that would be too simple to do. Don't we all want some new Smiths material? Or how about something that sounds like them, Joy Division, the Cure, and all the rest of those great 80s acts? The Drums may be the band that has come up with the best effort so far. There's been much eightiesgazing, but so far none have been this good.

The Drums self-titled debut album stands out because these guys know their way around a pop hook. Opener 'Best Friend' sounds like it could have been a huge hit for the Sundays, and they performed a wonderful version of the song on Jonathan Ross just a few weeks back. In fact, BBC seems to be promoting them a fair bit, probably because they came in fifth on the BBC Sound of 2010 Poll. So far, this is far and away the best release from anyone on that poll. Yeah, I said it, screw you Ellie and Marina!

The whole thing is very head-down, arms-straight-down danceable - the kind of thing my old college housemate would have loved. He couldn't dance to the like of Justin Timberlake or whatever the clubs are banging out these days, but he could definitely dance to this. And whistle along. Every album needs whistling. It's featured here on the single 'Let's Go Surfing', which is probably the album's worst moment. It's a song that tries too hard to be a hit. The Drums work much better when they're just enjoying it.

There's plenty to enjoy here, 'Book of Stories' and 'Forever and Ever Amen' are highpoints, particularly the former, which is a real smooth summery Cure-type track. Overall, the album is nothing amazing, it's far from groundbreaking, but it is a lot better than all the rest of the 80s pastiches out there. If they can build on this, the follow-up should be superb.

Watch: Tegan and Sara, Tower Records, 15 June 2010

They may have performed a full length gig at the Olympia Theatre, but Tower Records on Dublin's Wicklow Street was the place to be yesterday as Tegan and Sara played a nice intimate gig to a capacity crowd. You can watch it all below.

Back in Your Head
Call It Off
Living Room


Back in Your Head



Call It Off

Living Room

Setlist: Tegan and Sara, Olympia, 15 June 2010

Singing siblings Tegan and Sara played a headline gig at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin last night as part of their European Tour. By all accounts, it was a great gig, but the free instore they did at Tower Records earlier in the day was even better.

The Ocean
On Directing
The Cure
Red Belt
You Wouldn't Like Me
I Bet It Stung
The Con
Where Does The Good Go
Speak Slow
Walking With A Ghost
So Jealous
Like O, Like H
Night Watch
Don't Rush
Hop A Plane
Sentimental Tune
Back In Your Head
Dark Come Soon
Call It Off
Living Room

Photo: courtesy of Evampire